Show Me Where Recommendations Comes From
With the deprecation of Hosting ( https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/923383-creators-and-stream-features/suggestions/45659839-do-not-deprecate-hosts ) Raids become primary way to immediately share your viewer base with another channel, and Recommended Channels become the primary way to share your viewer base with another channel in the long term. In essence, when you aren't streaming, you add other channels to your Recommended Channels list, so that they will appear to your followers when you aren't streaming.
Part of what Hosting did, was that it provided a clear link between "A Streamer I already enjoy and follow" to "A New Streamer." The current Recommended Channels panel does not show this, which means this link is lost. As a viewer, a recommendation without any backing is less useful to me. In short, if Streamer X, who I follow, is reccomending Streamer Y, that's a Strong Recommendation, which I'm more likely to act on.
If you're tracking this already within your recommendation algorithm, this would be best displayed in the card, underneath the category of the stream. I've gone ahead and mocked this up with a little HTML editing here: https://imgur.com/a/g23uqa8 . Obviously, not exactly fancy, but it Shows Me Where a given Recommendation Comes From. This would help me as a viewer make decisions about which reccomendation to act on. Without it, I feel as though the recommendations given in this panel are incomplete, and I would not want to act on them.